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Edmonds Community College    
  Feb 17, 2018
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AHE 144 - Clinical Lab Assistant I

5.0 Credits
Overview of the clinical laboratory, including HIPAA regulations, OSHA standards, quality assurance practices, laboratory terminology, laboratory organizational structure, and applying a general understanding of the functions of a clinical laboratory information system. Prerequisite: AHE 110 , 116 , BSTEC 104 , 129 , HIV/AIDS and CPR all with a minimum grade of 2.0 or equivalent.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the process of how patients, specimens, and requests for lab services arrive in the laboratory. [REASON]
  2. List and explain the basic tests run on specimens received by the laboratory. [REASON]
  3. Identify laboratory equipment and explain its use. [REASON]
  4. Demonstrate the ability to perform and record vital sign measurements. [REASON]
  5. Demonstrate a functional understanding of general medical terminology and specific laboratory terminology. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Describe total quality management as it relates to the medical laboratory environment. [REASON]
  7. Define the Clinical Laboratory Assistant role in the healthcare delivery system as it relates to the point of care or clinical laboratory environment. [ACT]
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety practices. [ACT]

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